March 18th, 2018 * 5th Sunday of Lent *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Do you have questions about the Catholic faith?
Are you interested in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an incredible journey of learning, personal fulfillment and spiritual growth. Sessions are scheduled every Thursday, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the church basement.
call/text Susan Silveira at 778-772-9714
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
PREP classes will resume on Wednesday, January 10th. 6:30 pm at OLM School.
email Marivic at [email protected]
One-on-one Catechism (VANSPEC Program)
For volunteer as catechist or catechist assistant or to register your children, please contact:
* Sr. Glenys Symons or Mary Keegan
(604) 434-7775 or email: [email protected]
* Vanspec Coordinator: Lucy Rodjito,
email: [email protected]
Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am
Weekday Mass Schedule
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am
Friday : 9:00am and 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am Novus Ordo Latin Mass
Public Holidays : 9:00am
Indonesian Mass: 6:30 pm (1st & 3rd Saturday of the month)
Filipino Mass: 7:00 pm (1st Sunday of the month)
Confession: 30 minutes prior to Masses or upon request.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel: Open every day. For more information, please call the parish office.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday: 9:45am to 6:15pm , with Divine Mercy Novena/Chaplet at 3:00 pm & Benediction at 6:30 pm.
Liturgy of the Hour: Monday-Thursday start at 7:15am and Friday-Saturday start at 8:00 am. For more info, please contact Linda at 604-440-1482.
Saint Anthony of Padua Perpetual Novena: Every Tuesday after morning Mass
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help: Every Wednesday after morning Mass and at 6:30 pm in the Church.
Perpetual Novena to Saint Peregrine: Every 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Children’s Room.
The Sacrament of Marriage : At least six months notice must be given to the Pastor
The Sacrament of Baptism : Parish families who wish to have a child baptized should be registered in the parish. Please visit the Parish Office to register. Mandatory attendance of Preparation Class for parents and godparents. Class is held every last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. (Note: Baptisms are scheduled on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12:30 pm)
YOUTH MINISTRY : All the parish youth from Grade 6 & 7 (Junior) and high school (Senior) are invited for one hour session 4-5pm every Friday in the church basement. Please contact Melanie at 604-441-4953 email: [email protected]
SUNDAY CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD : Simplified Sunday readings and explanation for children aged 3-7. LWC is offered during Sunday Masses (9am and 11am ).
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
Saturday, March 17, 2018
5:00pm Reinaldo & Therese Pacheco
6:30pm Indonesian Mass
Sunday, March 18, 2018
9:00am Mae Corrales Nicholls-49th Birthday
11:00am † Fernando Frias
Monday, March 19, 2018
8:00am † Ofelia Concon
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
8:00am † Corrado Gastaldo
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
8:00am † Lorena Siglos
Thursday, March 22, 2018
8:00am Augusto & Imelda Catiis
Friday, March 23, 2018
9:00am † Amada Lim
7:00pm Joaquim Park Chun Won
Saturday, March 24, 2018
9:00am Monika Krysiak-Birthday Thanksgiving
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Lourdes Andal, Pedro and Rosita Romey, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall, Linus Ngui, Christina Jasinska, Vicente Reyes, Irwin Rivera, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta and Teresita Nixon, Pedrito & Luz Yamuta.
Holy Communion: Any one who is shut-in and wishes to receive the Holy Eucharist, please let us know. If you have a loved one who is sick and needs our prayers, and would like to insert their name in the bulletin, kindly contact the office.
The leper in today’s Gospel reading knew that Jesus had the power to heal him. Still, he wondered if Jesus would choose to do so. Jesus’ response was, “I do choose.” To serve a brother or sister in need we too must choose to do so. Stewardship likewise requires that we make a choice. In fact, making stewardship a part of our everyday life requires many choices. Begin by making a conscious decision, carried out in action, to be a follower of Jesus Christ, no matter the cost. The ‘carried out in action’ part is the challenge. Stewardship invites us to use our gifts for the glory of God in the service of others. Is there an area in your life that the Holy Spirit is moving you to choose to be a better steward in?
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
“Were you there . . . ?”
Holy Mass - Lentent Talk - Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction
|Friday, Feb 23||“Were you there . . . in the Shouting Crowd?”|
“ . . . and they twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on
His head.”- Matthew 27:29.
Rev. Dennis Flores (St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Richmond).
|Friday, Mar 2||“Were you there . . . as a Spectator?”|
“ . . . and they forced him to carry the cross.” —Matthew 27:32
Rev. Lucio Choi (All Saints Parish, Coquitlam)
|Friday, Mar 9||“Were you there . . . as His Family?”|
She will deliver a topic on "In the Footsteps of Jesus Through Mary".
“Near the cross of Jesus stood His Mother . . . ” —John 19:25
Mrs. Carolyn King Blase (A Catholic convert, an inspiring speaker and teacher from
|Friday, Mar 16||“Were you there . . . as a Sympathizer ?”|
A large number of people followed Him, including women who mourned and wailed for Him.” —Luke 23:27
Rev. James Hughes (St. Patrick Parish, Vancouver)
|Friday, Mar 23||“Were you there . . . as The Penitent Thief?”|
"Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” - Luke 23:42
Rev. Rudolph de Souza (Guardian Angel Parish).
FRIDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENT SEASON
|9:00 am||Morning Mass followed by Adoration|
|3:00 pm||Chaplet of Divine Mercy|
|6:30 pm||Stations of the Cross|
|7:00 pm||Evening Mass|
|7:30 pm||Lenten Talk|
Lent Penitential Service
Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Tuesday, March 20th
at 07:00 in the evening
|CONFESSION SERVICES AT NEW WESTMINSTER DEANERY — 7:00 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM|
|TUESDAY, MARCH 13||Saint Peter’s Parish, New Westminster|
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14||Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Coquitlam|
|THURSDAY, MARCH 15||Saint Joseph Parish, Port Moody|
|SUNDAY, MARCH 18||Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam|
|MONDAY, MARCH 19||Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish, New Westminster|
|TUESDAY, MARCH 20||Saint Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge|
Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby
|WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21||All Saints Parish, Coquitlam|
Holy Spirit Parish, New Westminster
|THURSDAY, MARCH 22||Saint Patrick’s Parish, Maple Ridge|
|SUNDAY, MARCH 25||Saint Michael’s Parish, Burnaby|
|MONDAY, MARCH 26||Saint Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Coquitlam|
|TUESDAY, MARCH 27||Saint Francis de Sales Parish, Burnaby|
Saint Clare of Assisi Parish, Coquitlam
Schedule for Holy Week March 24th to April 1st, 2018
|Saturday, March 24th||5:00 PM : Palm Sunday Mass|
|Sunday, March 25th||9:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass|
11:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
|Thursday, March 29th||(No Morning Mass)|
7.00 PM : Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Washing of the feet
8:00 PM -12:00 AM : Adoration
(Fast & Abstinence)
|(No Morning Mass)|
1:00 pm : Station of the Cross
3:00 PM : Good Friday Mass
(Passion of Our Lord)
+ Followed by :
Divine Mercy Novena
|Saturday, March 31st||(No Morning Mass)|
Holy Saturday Mass:
8:00 PM : Divine Mercy Novena
9.00 PM : Easter Vigil
(Attending this service
would fulfill your
|April 1st||Easter Sunday|
9:00 AM : Easter Mass I
+ Followed by :
Divine Mercy Novena
11:00 AM : Easter Mass II
One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and all our priests on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.
PRO-LIFE MASS AND PRAYER VIGIL
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, April 7. Mass is at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s, Vancouver followed by the Rosary at Burnaby Hospital. For upcoming dates visit
YOUTH OUTINGS FOR SPRING BREAK
Youth Grade 6 and above who like outings during spring break please contact Melanie at [email protected]
TAX CLINIC – “FREE OR BY DONATION
OLM Migrant Ministry offer free tax clinic on Sunday, March 25 starting 1:00 pm at the church basement. Please contact Nolisa at 778-898-1220 for the details and requirements.
DO YOU PAY AN ACCOUNTANT TO DO YOUR TAX RETURN?
If YES, consider getting your tax returns prepared by a professional accountant who will donate your fees for the construction of the OLM Future Parish Centre and Rectory. For details, call Jannet Taruc at (604) 771- 1357 .
BAPTISM INSTRUCTION CLASS-MARCH 22
Attention to parents and godparents who plan to attend March baptism class: the class is re-scheduled to this coming Thursday, March 22 for last Thursday of this month falls on Holy Thursday.
CARDINAL TAGLE IN VANCOUVER: MARCH 19
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, will celebrate Mass on Monday, March 19, at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12:30 p.m. (in place of the usual 12:10 Mass.) That evening, he will give a public address at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver. Highlighting one of our Archdiocesan Priorities and Goals: Strengthening Marriages and Families, Cardinal Tagle will address the challenges of living the faith within family life. Family time, among today’s many distractions, continues to be an almost lost reality for many. Join us for his talk on Keeping Families in Faith: The Domestic Church in a Global Village. The evening begins with an opening performance at 6 p.m. followed by an opening address by Archbishop Miller and a talk by Cardinal Tagle. Tickets are now on sale! Visit http://rcav.org/cardinal-tagle/
A NEW PENTECOST SEMINAR
The Charismatic Prayer Group of Our Lady of Fatima Church invite you to a series of 7 talks by leaders of the Renewal and New Evangelization, designed to introduce people to Baptism of The Holy Spirit and to an experience of a new Pentecost
HELPLINE VOLUNTEER TRAINING BY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES -OLGC SOCIETY
You can make a difference in the lives of victims of abuse. Join us for our spring training. Fridays: April 6, 13 & 20 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturdays, April 7, 14, & 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Holy Trinity Parish, North Vancouver. Call 604.585.6688 to register or for more information.
SPRING GARDENERS’ PARTY
Come and learn more about Plant a Row-Grow a Row, learn from inspiring and knowledgeable speakers, enjoy coffee or tea and goodies, get some useful handouts and giveaways. Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 9 pm at Saint Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby. Admission is free, but we’d appreciate it if you’d bring along a cash donation and a nonperishable food.
Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!
Domestic Abuse Services: Help Line 604.640.7549
For more information on the Archdiocese of Vancouver please visit: web site at www.rcav.org
St Paul said “Your body is the temple of God‘, how do you keep it? Learn from these website:
PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION
|Organization||Contact & Phone|
|Building Maintenance||Josef Bauer|
|Catholic Women's League CWL||Elaine Tan|
|Choir - 5:00pm||Cherry Ocampo|
|Choir - 9:00am||Maria Mabel Roca|
|Choir - 11:00am||Charles Desouza|
|Co-Worker of MC||Deacon Ken|
|Counters - Group I||Eleanora McGhee|
|Counters - Group II||Elvira Acosta|
|Couples for Christ||Gerry Andrada|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Sharon Assumption|
|Flower Arrangement||Clemence Jamen|
|Foods for the Poor||Brad|
|Hand Maids of the Lord||Irene|
|Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing Prayer||Lila Caldera|
|Indonesian Community||Iwan Kuntjoro|
|Knights of Columbus||Raphael|
|Legion of Mary (English)||Terri Oro|
|Legion of Mary (English Jr.)||Edna |
|Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)||Norma|
|Liturgical Committee||Deacon Ken|
|Lord of Pardon Society||Josie Luciano|
|Opus Dei (Ladies)||Melanie Dee|
|Opus Dei (Gents)||Peter Nation|
|OLM Gym Inquiries||Jacqueline Gastaldo|
|OLM School Principal||Neva Grout|
|Migrant Ministry||Ralph Guerra|
|Mustard Seed - Prayer Group||Gina|
|Parish Office||Novita Ong|
|Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)||Marivic Cregan|
|Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :|
|RCIA Coordinator||Valder Belgrave|
|Newcomer - Inquiry Coordinator||Susan Silveira|
|Safe Environment||Jane Wangersky|
|Society of Saint Vincent de Paul||Brad Garisto|
|Usher 5:00 PM||Roger Lawrence|
|Usher 9:00 AM||Paul Cunha|
|Usher 11:00 AM||David Huen|
|Youth Ministry||Gustav/Melanie Arinzol|
|VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism Registration||Jane Wangersky|
email : [email protected] bc.ca